Dividem have steadily been making a name for themselves as a force to reckoned with in the Australian electronic music scene. The Melbourne duo have been making dark, thumping, house-influenced dance music for a couple of years now, but in the last few months have really been kicking things into gear. Their debut single All In My Head made its premiere just a few weeks back and has been turning heads ever since. Featuring the incredible JOY on vocals, the powerful dance tune showcased the duo’s penchant for bass-heavy beats, warping synths and epic melodies; and it left everyone panting for more. Thankfully we won’t have to wait long.
Dividem get tongues wagging with a hypnotic teaser video for their forthcoming debut EP, which is on track as one of the most anticipated Aussie dance releases of the year.
The duo, made up of mates Paddy and James, have put together a stunningly-shot teaser video for their forthcoming debut EP, an appropriately moody piece of film, tinged with a strangely glamorous fluorescent haze. The video showcases the band’s live setup: a vast array of synths, cymbals and drum machines. Their dizzying live performances have been likened to Disclosure and Booka Shade, with live percussion being the key behind the hypnotic spectacle.
Backed by the luscious sounds of All In My Head and new tracks Solitude and Fix, the video is solemnly lit, the only light source being two giant fluorescent crosses that stand behind Paddy, James, their enormous live setup, plus a mysterious singer, cloaked in shadow. This is until the drop hits and lights begin streaking over the duo as they pound their way through the tracks.
Paddy cuts an impressive figure as he belts away at the vast array of percussion in front of him. Cymbals and drum pads form the backbone of Dividem’s clamorous sound, with swirling synths pooling around the quieter parts, and deep house beats filling in the dance-ready breaks. James fill in the foreground with his warping, manipulated vocals and an array of synths and drum machines.
With a recent signing to renowned Aussie dance label Onelove (who’s CEO Frank Cotela was one of the founders of Stereosonic) and New World Artists (one of Australia’s biggest booking agents), the backside of the year is shaping up to be a blinder for the duo.
The video sort of acts as a teaser for both the band’s forthcoming EP and their pulsing live shows. 2015 has already seen the band gearing up towards massive things with support slots alongside dance heavyweights Peking Duk and Alison Wonderland; and it’s already looking like the duo will soon be joining them at the top of Australia’s electronic scene.